Swapping image hard drive

Stephen
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Re: Swapping image hard drive

Post by Stephen » 24 Jul 19 15:28

Hert, what do you suggest please?
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Re: Swapping image hard drive

Post by Hert » 24 Jul 19 23:17

Map the root folder to the correct folder.
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Re: Swapping image hard drive

Post by Stephen » 25 Jul 19 8:06

Here is another screenshot showing the current status.

All folders are correct and populated with images except the most important folder which is the new ImageLib-B. Although I have mapped it to the correct folder, it shows only a subfolder named ImageLibrary-B with all the images. This subfolder name does not exist on the drive.

ImageLib-B is mapped to ImageLib-B but shows no images
ImageLibrary-B shows all the images which are really located in ImageLib-B

If I now map ImageLibrary-B to ImageLib-B will I get duplicate entries? That needs to be avoided.

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Re: Swapping image hard drive

Post by Hert » 25 Jul 19 10:56

They will be merged. Make sure you have a backup before making such major changes. And compact afterwards.
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Re: Swapping image hard drive

Post by Stephen » 25 Jul 19 17:19

Many thanks, Hert! That apparently worked well. :)

My spur of the moment panic about losing 20,000 images was unjustified as they were located on another drive.

Although the process of swapping drives is quite simple, one lesson from this exercise is to only change drive and/or directory names afterwards. If you need to do it at all. I did it to shorten path names which are not always visible in PSu if they become very long.
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Re: Swapping image hard drive

Post by Stephen » 29 Jul 19 16:47

Hert wrote:
23 Jul 19 12:11
In Timeline, select 1899. Then select all thumbnails, right click and select Metadata -> Read from File
Having finalised swapping 2 failed drives in the last few weeks, I have some housekeeping to do. There are 200+ images dated 1899 which were not taken by my great grandfather ;-). I have tried the 'read from file' command, but that does not work. I cannot see 1899 in any of the fields in the advanced Details panel.
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Re: Swapping image hard drive

Post by Hert » 29 Jul 19 21:07

in that case, try right click-Metadata-Convert metadata to XMP
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Re: Swapping image hard drive

Post by Stephen » 31 Jul 19 22:11

Thanks, I did as you said and then read the metadata from the files. That cleared all except a few on a drive that is not currently attached, which was to be expected.
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